Phil Schwarz
Phil Schwarz is the meteorologist for ABC 7 Weekend News and ABC 7 Sunday Morning News. He joined ABC 7 News in 1995.

Previously, Schwarz was the meteorologist at WNYW-TV in New York, N.Y., where he reported the weather for their 10 p.m. newscast (1993-95). Before that, he served as weekend meteorologist at KSTP-TV, the ABC affiliate in St. Paul, Minn.(1989-93).

Schwarz began his career as a weathercaster in his hometown of Flint, Mich, where he was the weekend meteorologist for WJRT-TV, the local ABC affiliate (1984-89). During this time, he also owned a forecasting service.

Schwarz earned his B. S. degree in Meteorology from Pennsylvania State University in 1983. He holds the American Meteorological Society Seal of Approval, and volunteers as an assistant coach for Youth Hockey.

Schwarz resides in the suburbs of Chicago with his wife and two children.

While the weather will cooperate in the Chicago area, you should expect some serious delays - whether you travel by plane, train, or automobile.
"Winter weather, get it together," is the Illinois Department of Transportation's motto this winter, and drivers got a taste of the season's dangerous conditions this morning when black ice caught some off guard.
There's no guarantee that this will be an excessively harsh winter, but it will almost certainly be snowier that what we saw last winter.
For weeks, a white-furred animal has been spotted in the Austin neighborhood on Chicago's West Side, relaxing on residential rooftops and roaming backyards.
Heavy rain and storms moved through the Chicago area on Saturday, sparking a tornado watch, flooding and severe storms.